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proudly Carey wore this magnificent tribute, perhaps hung about his neck on a heavy gold chain. The gem is known to historians of decorative art as ‘the Hunsdon Onyx’ ( Figure 9 ). 57 The jewel is an oriental sardonyx 3.75 inches high by 3.25 inches wide, the upper face white, the lower brown. It represents the myth of Perseus’ rescue of Andromeda from

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Collecting contacts with Gabrielle Enthoven
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). Furthermore, even in fine and decorative art studies, women collectors, as opposed to patrons, are rarely discussed. Charlotte Gere and Marina Vaizey’s Great Women Collectors (1999) is a rare exception. Enthoven now has an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography because I was invited to contribute an entry on a subsequent curator of the collection, and pointed out that it seemed odd for the founder of the collection not to be included. References Baker, Michael (1985), Our Three Selves: The Life of Radclyffe Hall, London: Hamish Hamilton. Bratton, Jacky (2011

in Stage women, 1900–50